I didn't decide to become a part of the animation field until my junior year of high school even though I had started career planning when I was in the 7th grade. But each occupation I looked at had their own different appeals that I could never decide on just one so I ended up choosing animation. And boy-o am I glad I did (I know that sounds sarcastic, it's not.)
I've learned that there was a reason I was drawn to those "Making Of" bonus features on Disney movie DVDs. I've learned that I've actually seen just about every major motion animated picture known to American audiences. And while Bradley has provided me with the technical skills necessary for the groundwork in the animation field, I've learned that there's more to the field itself than Adobe Creative Suite. Even though animation is considered an art field, my time at Bradley has taught me that it requires just as much rigor, precision, discipline, hard work and attention to detail as any science field.
As I was a stage manager for two musical performances in high school, I learned that I loved being a leader (aka bossing people around, but with a purpose.) Since the animation industry is seriously lacking in Asian or female directors and production managers (where I can assure you the middle of that Venn diagram is essentially non-existent), I plan on charging full steam ahead regardless of where I began.
Spring 2016, Aspidochelone is a sea creature often mistaken for an island, painted in watercolor and gouache.